MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police officers arrested two suspects accused of being involved in a shooting that injured a Miami-Dade police officer. They are both 19 years old.
Correctional officers booked Travis Arratin Fernandez, of Miramar, and Drequan Humes, of Miami Gardens, on Tuesday morning at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, records show.
Humes confessed to firing shots at the police officer’s vehicle, but Fernandez denied any involvement, according to the arrest reports in the case.
Officers held them without bond on second-degree attempted murder charges, records show.
After the shooting at about 10:30 a.m., in Miami-Dade County, fire rescue personnel took the police officer from the area of Northwest 154 Street and 20th Avenue to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
The police officer, a member of the department’s crime suppression team, was conducting surveillance, and reported Humes and three others were armed with guns in front of a house when a driver pulled up and opened fire, records show.
A bullet bounced off the 29-year-old police officer’s bullet-proof vest and grazed him in the cheek, according to MDPD Director Stephanie Daniels.
“He will be going home to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family,” Daniels said on Monday adding three others were also detained. Their identities had yet to be released.
Local 10 News obtained surveillance video Tuesday that showed three suspects hopping a white fence near the home after the shooting occurred.
Local 10 News spoke with a man who was power washing a driveway when he looked down the street and saw another man with a high-powered weapon.
The shooting happened not far from Rainbow Park Elementary School in Opa-locka, which wasn’t in session because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
One of the suspects was also wanted in connection to another shooting over the weekend, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
Both men appeared in Miami-Dade bond court Tuesday, where a judge ruled that they would be held without bond.